"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." John Lennon.
I wish I was more optimistic and that I could believe the quotation all the time. I suppose I get impatient and if things don't work out within a reasonable time. I can't wait for the end.
I also have a problem with the word 'Everything'. I can understand some things being alright but by using the word 'everything' it seems so grand and a huge generalization. Maybe if we see 'everything' as being a small section of our lives, then it may be reasonable that that small part may work out .
I think this quotation became popular when it was used in the feel good movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Maybe it is not meant to be scrutinized very closely. Of course we all want to believe that our troubles will all be worked out eventually.
If it's not okay it's not the end - I suppose I have the most difficulty with this sentence. Who decides what not okay means?
Sometimes people search for a "happy ever after" when what they have is really okay but they keep aiming for something that may be unattainable.
I wonder why does everything always have to turn out well in the end. The reality is that for some people things never seem to work out but somehow people learn to cope. I know the optimists will tell me we need to believe things will work out in the end so we have hope.
What do you think of this quotation?
Do you believe in its message and has it helped you?
Are you a bit like me and have trouble with some of the words?
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